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Having problems with videos

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by J1mmyG88, Nov 14, 2009.

  1. J1mmyG88

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    Hey guys, bit of a prob, did a really quick search, but you know, being hungover doesnt help lol :D anyway when playing videos the framerate is really poor, and sometimes it just plays the first few seconds of the vid and stops, but the audio continues.

    So, basically my question is, what are the best ideals for a video to play on the hero

    Resolution?
    File format?
    Audio quality?
    Vid Quality?
    Framerate? etc

    Cheers, James
     

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  2. Slug

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    Try....

    Resolution = 480x320
    File format = H.264, MP4 container
    Audio format = AAC

    You may notice that, very conveniently, this matches the spec preferred by the iPhone/iPod Touch. This in turn means that many transcoding/conversion programs already offer ideal presets. ;)
     
  3. J1mmyG88

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    lol cheers slug, yeah just a lil bit samey haha, just converted a few music vids and so far so good.
     
  4. afonja

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    I also noticed that if you watch video on youtube(touchscreen mode) it's better to press on the video and chose "Full screen", it seems that framerate is improving.
     
  5. itandy

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    I found that Hero doesn't support H.264 video codec very well. I use Mediacoder in Windows to convert media files into MP4 format with following settings in order to run smooth in Hero:

    Container: MP4
    Format: H.264
    Profile: Baseline (Level: 3.0)
    Use CABAC: False (in x264 advanced settings page)
    Video Bitrate: 1500Kbps (can be lowered depending on your preference)
    Audio: FAAC
    Resolution: 480x320
    Framerate: 23.976

    Alternatively, you can use the Mediacoder iPhone/iPod plugin with similar quality.
     
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